I have noticed that locally, it is very common for beauty brands to organize beauty makeovers as a form of promotional tool. This could involve a simple makeover with the newest beauty products, or it might be the whole shebang – makeup, hair, glossy superstar photographs etc.
From what I understand, it serves as a good promotional tool because it allows people to try out the products, learn how to use them and allows you to walk away looking good. Well, if its a good makeover at least.
But what say you: Do you enjoy going for beauty makeovers? Do you find them useful?
I personally will say yes and no.
I find these beauty makeovers useful if the makeup artist is a good one and can answer my questions and show you how they apply the makeup to best enhance your features, or explain things as they go along. Every good makeup artist has their own bag of tricks so there is usually something to learn.
I also like it when a makeup artist shows you something different or encourages me to try something different and then show me just how good it can look during a makeover. Granted, a lot is to do with their skills, but it offers me a different perspective on how to use a product or colour. It forces you out of a rut.
Yet, I sometimes find makeovers not very useful if there is nothing new or if the sole purpose is to make you buy things. Some makeup artists can be really pushy and this is more so if they are also doing sales. To be honest, once you’ve gone for a few of these makeovers, it all ends up being the same old, same old. It also takes up a lot of time (at least 1 hour usually to do a full face) so I usually prefer spot touch ups e.g. just demonstrating the eye or lips or skin products. Its also why I prefer not to go for a makeover too often. It makes me jaded and I get bored when there’s nothing new imparted.
I can’t deny that its nice to walk away from a good makeover looking polished and well made up. Its a bonus when you have somewhere nice to go after that But most of the time I don’t, so I usually find it looks a bit too much for just wandering around the mall LOL!
On the flipside, I have had terrible makeovers too. I had one once that gave me a foundation shade 2 shades darker and orange, dastardly brows, purple shadow that made my eyes look like they’d been punched, and topped off with an orange blush that looked like I’d tanned only on my cheeks. I felt like I’d been a candidate in clown makeup school. I wish I was brave enough then to tell them to remove it all.
Do you enjoy going for beauty makeovers? What sorts of makeovers do you prefer?
I particularly dislike the ones where you are made up for the camera. You know the super photoshopped professional photo printouts where you made to pose awkwardly with a feather boa around your neck? Its fun the first time, its a waste of time thereafter. To me anyway I much prefer learning how to do a simple pretty everyday look because that’s what I’d be doing everyday!